The Americans have done it! The SSC Tuatara has taken the crown of the fastest production car from the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+.
Top Gear has revealed that SSC North America have set a new top speed world record for a production car. The SSC Tuatara clocked 331 mph on a closed section of a Nevada highway, setting a two-way average of 316.11 mph in the process.
The gentleman who set the record for SSC was British racing driver Oliver Webb. On the first run, the car achieved 301.07 mph. He then set off from the other end of the 7 mile stretch of tarmac with his right foot pinned to the bulkhead. On the run back, the car clocked 331.15 mph or 532.93 km/h.
In comparison, back in September 2019, the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ had achieved a top speed of 304.77 mph. It had improved on the bar set by the Koenigsegg Agera RS a couple of years earlier. As you might know, the Agera RS had clocked an average speed of 277.9 mph.